Creatinine is a waste product that comes from the normal wear and tear on muscles of the body. Creatinine levels in the blood can vary depending on age, race and body size. A creatinine level of greater than 1.2 for women and greater than 1.4 for men may be an early sign that the kidneys are not working properly. As kidney disease progresses, the level of creatinine in the blood rises.
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Alcohol and Your Kidneys Drinking alcohol can affect many parts of your body, including your kidneys. A little alcohol—one or two drinks now and then—usually has no serious effects. But drinking too much can harm your health. It can also worsen kidney disease. How does alcohol harm the kidneys? Your kidneys filter harmful substances … Continue reading Drinking too much or little alcohol really damage my kidneys?Read More
What’s Medicare? Medicare is the federal health insurance program for: People who are 65 or older Certain younger people with disabilities People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD) The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services: Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) Part A covers inpatient … Continue reading what is medicare ? , Kidneynest.comRead More
Tips for eating well during the holidays Holidays are a time to enjoy food with family and friends. This holiday, choose foods that are kidney-friendly and be mindful of your serving size.
Choose a smaller plate to help control serving sizes.